Carl Shapiro

Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy at Haas School of Business


  • Haas School of Business




Haas School of Business

PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, Mathematics, UC Berkeley
BS, Mathematics and Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Positions Held
At Haas since 1990
2009 – present, Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy, Haas School of Business
1998 – present, Director, Institute of Business and Economics Research, Haas School of Business
1990 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business
2011 – 2012, Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers
2009 – 2011, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
2006 – 2008, Member, University of California Committee on Academic Personnel
2004 – 2007, Member, Berkeley Budget and Interdepartmental Relations Committee
1995 – 1996, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice
Chairman, Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business
1980 – 1990, Professor, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics, Princeton University
External Service and Assignments
- Senior Consultant: Charles River Associates - Consultant: a wide range of private clients, the US Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission - Research Associate: National Bureau of Economic Research

Current Research and Interests
- Design and use of patents - Anti-trust economics - Intellectual property and licensing - Product standards and compatibility - The economics of networks and interconnection - Game theory

Selected Papers and Publications
- Patent Remedies, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 2016. - The Actavis Inference: Theory and Practice, with Aaron Edlin, Scott Hemphill, and Herbert Hovenkamp, Rutgers University Law Review, 2015. - Competition and Innovation: Did Arrow Hit the Bull’s Eye?, in The Rate & Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, eds., National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Chicago Press, 2012. - The 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines: From Hedgehog to Fox in Forty Years, Antitrust Law Journal, 2010. - How Strong Are Weak Patents? with Joseph Farrell, American Economic Review, 2008. - Patent Hold-Up and Royalty Stacking, with Mark A. Lemley, Texas Law Review, vol. 85, no. 7, pp. 1991-2049, June 2007. - Probabilistic Patents, with Mark A. Lemley, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2005.

- Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, BA 201A

Honors and Awards
- Runner-Up, Award for Excellence in Teaching, MBA Program, Haas School of Business, 1999-2000 - Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences


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